1. [syn: celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Renowned \Re*nowned"\ (r?-nound"), a.
Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished
qualities, or for grandeur; eminent; as, a renowned king.
"Some renowned metropolis with glistering spires." --Milton.
These were the renowned of the congregation. --Num. i.
Syn: Famous; famed; distinguished; noted; eminent;
celebrated; remarkable; wonderful. See Famous.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a
celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an
illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned
painter" [syn: celebrated, famed, far-famed,
famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "renowned":
acclaimed, august, celebrated, distinguished, elevated, eminent,
exalted, fabled, famed, famous, far-famed, far-heard, glorious,
godlike, great, heroic, high, honored, illustrious, lauded,
legendary, lofty, magnanimous, magnificent, majestic, marked,
much acclaimed, mythical, noble, notable, noted, notorious,
of mark, of note, outstanding, popular, prominent, signal, soaring,
sublime, superb, talked-about, talked-of, towering, well-known